Three of the biggest players in the motorcycle industry -BMW Motorrad, Honda and Yamaha – have come together to develop new and innovative systems to make motorcycles safer.
The collaboration is called Connected Motorcycle Consortium and it will work towards developing several new safety systems for motorcycles. The three companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) recently to develop Co-operative – Intelligent Transportation Systems for motorcycles.
This new smart system will have the capability to warn car drivers of approaching motorcycles before they move out of a lane. Another highlight of this technology is that motorcycles will be able to communicate with other motorcycles and also cars to ensure that the motorcyclist on the road doesn't go unnoticed. This technology will ensure that the rider the rider stays safe especially in urban environments. BMW and Honda already have technology whereby cars communicate wit each other: The challenge for them is to miniaturist this system and make it proof against the elements, which can then be incorporated into a motorcycle.
The European Motorcycle Association has welcomes this move and has also urged other motorcycle manufacturers to contribute towards making motorcycling safer. The consortium hopes to introduce the technology by 2020 and we hope that it makes it way to Thailand the same time.Tag: Connected Motorcycle ConsortiumBMWHondaYamahaSafetyBusinessTechnology